Italian Glacier Collapse Takes Death Toll to Nine

Rescuers found Wednesday two more bodies, taking the death toll to nine from an avalanche in the Italian Dolomite region on Sunday.

Maurizio Fugatti, Trento provincial president, said that four of the nine recovered victims had been identified. The victims were Filippo Bari, 27; Tommaso Carollo, 48; Paolo Dani, 52; and Liliana Bertoldi, 54. The identities of the other five are still unknown.

Fugatti said the number of injured victims reached seven — four were brought to Trento hospital and three to Veneto hospital.

Rescue teams, including Gruppo Speleologico Trentino, Soccorso Alpino Trentino, the Alpine Rescue of the Finance Guard, the Moena Alpine Training Center of the State Police, Trento firefighters, and the Alpine Rescue of the Carabinieri Army resumed operations on Thursday. The rescue teams used drones and canine units to search the area.

Fugatti said Sunday that at least 14 hikers were missing after the Italian Dolomite Mountains collapsed, resulting in an avalanche.

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